Darby and Joan


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Darby and Joan

happily settled elderly couple. [Br. Ballad: Brewer Dictionary, 300]

Darby and Joan

inseparable old-fashioned couple. [Br. Lit.: Espy, 335]
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Heather Connor, from High Spen Darby and Joan Club, said: "We meet once a week to have tea and biscuits and play bingo.
Margaret Robinson was one of the first women in Skelmanthorpe to get involved with the old folks' Darby and Joan lunch club.
WRVS Colcot Darby and Joan Club in Barry is one of more than 200 groups that were successful in securing a place in the Echo's new Wish campaign.
She said: "If all else fails, we'll end up living together again like Darby and Joan.
For these pensioners it is vital to be able to meet up and have fun, as well as a game of bingo at the High Spen Darby and Joan Club, near Rowlands Gill, Gateshead.
But at least they'll have laid themselves up achieving an ambition, not slipping on an icy pavement tottering to the Darby and Joan Club
Secretary Joan Knowles said the hall had started life when a committee of volunteers formed in 1955 organising everything from a youth club to a fishing club, the local Co-Operative Society and the Darby and Joan club.
He worked out how far pensioners would travel by coach and targeted the Darby and Joan clubs of South Yorkshire's mining towns offering a week's full-board for only pounds 6.
SURF'S UP: County councillor Izzi Seccombe (left) looks on as Margaret Farquhar, leader of Kineton Darby and Joan Club, finds some interesting information on the internet.
The extravaganza will culminate in a concert at the Darby and Joan club with performances by the Kirklees Big Band, Eva Davis and international magician John Danbury.
The picture of this Darby and Joan relationship is not right," she said.
Full council is also being asked to agree allocations of pounds 1,000 each for Ynysowen Rugby Club and Merthyr Vale Darby and Joan Club.